Scottish football fans help pick litter at Leicester Square after Euros celebrations

A number of Scottish fans gathered in central London on Friday night for the Euros game between England and Scotland.
Scotland fans celebrated in London last night.Scotland fans celebrated in London last night.
Scotland fans celebrated in London last night.

Scottish football fans have been photographed clearing up litter in central London following celebrations for the Euros game between Scotland and England last night (June 18).

Fans still wearing Scotland flags and kilts returned to Leicester Square, where many had gathered to celebrate and cheer their team on before the fixture, to pick up the litter left there.

Thousands of Scottish fans descended on the city yesterday for the match, with an estimated 22,000 coming down – though only 2,600 had tickets for the match, which ended in a draw with no goals scored.

The Met police ordered the fans to disperse, but many ignored the order, dancing in the streets and singing “yes sir, I can boogie” throughout the day.

During the celebrations, more than two dozen people were arrested.

Scotland Yard said: “Thirteen arrests were for public order offences, six for drunk and disorderly, four for assault on police, three for assault, two related to class A drugs and one each for breaching a dispersal order and breaching a banning order.”

The “tartan army’s” street party was eventually broken up in the early hours of Saturday morning.

TV coverage of the game drew an average audience of 13.1 million, becoming the most-watched match of the tournament so far.

It was the most-watched football match in terms of peak viewing numbers since ITV covered England’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia in 2018, which drew 27.5 million viewers.

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